What some of our clients had to say, after their Bareboat, Skippered, or Crewed sailing holiday with us
I just wanted to send you a note to let you know that we had an absolutely spectacular trip to Greece. New Horizon’s II is an exceptional yacht and the crew exceeded every expectation. Giorgos was an incredible skipper with vast knowledge of the region. We left the itinerary to his discretion and he did not disappoint.(Ironically, the island selection was wholly different than what we had anticipated before departure). We were able to experience amazing swimming and water sports locations and the broad swath of island destinations including Kea, Kythnos, Mykonos, Paros, Anti Paros, Emoupoli-Siros. Each was amazing in their own right giving us a real taste of what Greece had to offer. Speaking of taste- Mae was an incredible chef who bent over backwards to deliver recipes that allowed us to appreciate Greek Cuisine- absolutely superb. Demitrios, our first mate, was always there to attend to our every need. By the end of the trip- we felt as though they were all part of our extended family. This will be a trip we will all cherish and remember for the rest of our lives
The week spent with Andy and Jessica was beautiful and was a new experience that we enjoyed really much. Jessica’s cuisine was good and healthy and has been able to prepare also complicated dishes in a small kitchen. Andy was friendly and professional. See you soon!
I have sailed from Dubrovnik quite a few times and this year everything worked very well indeed.
The check in staff were great. They made every effort to get us away early, the hand over was very thorough with all the staff having a great attitude.
Having a nearly new boat was great. Very clean and tidy, everything in working order and a nice simple cruising layout.
We ordered a gennaker which was available (despite the one they intended to use being damaged the week before). The base staff took a lot of time with us working out what we needed to rig the sail and how best to do it. Really great and we used the sail a lot throughout the week with no problems which was great fun.
Check out was similarly no problem. We had some minor damage which we highlighted in the check out. It needed a repair but and the price suggested was perfectly reasonable, with absolutely no fuss.
So overall, very happy with the experience and the provider.
I'm sure we will be sailing in Croatia again next June and will delighted to use Oceanblue Yachts again so please let be know any opportunities that arise.
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much we have enjoyed our week’s cruise round the islands of Croatia. The boat was absolutely superb – immaculate throughout, and our skipper – Sime – was just terrific. He had thought carefully about the places that we might like to visit, and he couldn’t do enough for us. He worked hard, looked after us, and was discreet at all times, making sure we had space to be on our own but always friendly and pleasant.
Depending on timing (i.e. if we haven’t bought one by this time next year) I am sure we will be back for a longer trip – as long as we can get Sime back as our skipper.
Please pass on our thanks to everybody concerned. If you need a testimonial of any kind from me, just let me know.S.R
It was a wonderful, wonderful trip that everyone in my party enjoyed immensely.
The highest marks go to our skipper, Stibe, who was exceedingly polite, helpful, knowledgeable, and cool. Our favorite night on the boat was spent not in port, but on "Stibe beach"-- a beautiful nook in a bay that only a professional who had already assessed our style and preferences could have chosen.
Only negative notes are that Base staff forgot to hand off the Wifi equipment during Check-in, so we were not connected during our trip. They refunded me the 25 Euro upon return.
Everything else gets really high marks-- you were very communicative to help us prepare, the port in Trogir is well-labeled and organized, the yacht was beautiful, well-equipped, clean and comfortable.
Thanks for a memorable trip.
The charter was excellent and we had a wonderful two weeks, thank you.
The boat was clean and tidy, in v. good order and sailed well. All the equipment and running rigging worked perfectly.
Reception was friendly, handover efficient and all the staff were very helpful.
At the end of the cruise we had a very thorough and positive debrief and gave some feedback to Aura, all pretty minor issues and didn’t detract one bit from the holiday. In fact we may very well request the same boat again next year.